Ok... I'm going to post another one, today, that will undoubtedly ruffle some feathers, but I believe it is important to both the purpose of this blog and society in general.
Let's begin with the beginning. "In the beginning," beginning to be precise.
I've seen it said a lot over the last decade and have heard many post online that they don't need anyone. It's become quite popular and trendy, in fact. The actress that played Hermoine in Harry Potter popularized the notion that you could just date yourself and complete yourself. Amazon commercial, lately, has had that as a running theme.. that women don't need men. Of course, it undercuts all of their criticism of men that ran away from marital and family obligations, but let's go back to the beginning...
Genesis 2:18 says, "The LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'"
Hmmm.. so the one that MADE us said it is not good for man (or woman) to be alone, because we need a helper. Further, the Bible goes on to say, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for out of man she was taken."
So, the very word "woman" that we use came from her being taken from a man FOR a man. It is also true that man needs the woman, per God's conclusion (and I think he knows more than us). Scripture says that "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." So, both genders were necessary to fully reflect the goodness of God. Men are not like God's goodness without a woman, and a woman shouldn't condemn masculinity as evil, because it is part of God, as well.
You don't have to stay within the Bible or even Christianity to know this is true. Other religions going back to the oldest say there is a masculine and a feminine, and both were necessary. Even sun worship had the mother earth, and both needed each other. Liberals, also, made a great wave of saying a few decades that "it takes a village" to raise a child (more than one person), and psychologists across the board say both are necessary for not only child rearing and relationships but the function of society, so saying otherwise is literally going against not only religion but science as well.
No matter how secure we feel on our island of self, and no matter how much we dislike compromise at times, it is necessary and is... in fact.. the will of God that we join with others. If you are without, you should pray to find one, because we already know ... it is the will of God.